#42: Noah Van Sciver If you read Westword, you're familiar with Noah Van Sciver -- since 2008, when he started inking the 4 Questions feature in Backbeat, the hard-working cartoonist has been making observations about modern society and its many characters in these pages and online at westword.com. ... More >>
BY ERIK THOMPSON The 2012 installment of Lollapalooza has thus far brought the requisite extremes, in terms of performances and potent weather. A two-hour delay cut through the middle of Saturday's entertainment at Chicago's Grant Park, and a good many people were wishing they had just the record h ... More >>
Curious Theatre Company just announced its fifteenth season, which includes five regional premieres as well as Yasmina Reza's Tony award-winning God of Carnage. Artistic director Chip Walton says he uses two criteria in making his selections: "I need to be moved intellectually and not just emotional ... More >>
Big photos below.The Dougherty gang -- Lee Grace, Dylan and Ryan -- may have precipitated a nationwide manhunt prior to their car-flipping arrest in southern Colorado last August. But thanks to a series of plea deals, they may not spend the bulk of their lives in jail -- good news for those m ... More >>
Bernie Lincicome in his Rocky days.Bernie Lincicome, a sports columnist for the Rocky Mountain News until the tabloid went south last February, was known for his blunt opinions -- and blunt they remain even after almost a year on the shelf. In an interview with the Chicago Reader, Lincicome, ... More >>
Dexter Yarbrough has had a tough year when it comes to the media. He took a leave from his position as Colorado State University police chief in December in relationship to what was called a "personnel investigation." Then, the following month, Rocky Mountain Collegian student journalist David McS ... More >>
Mike Ditka. Last week, former Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy caused a stir in NFL circles when he questioned the maturity level of QB Jay Cutler, who the Broncos shipped to the Chicago Bears to end one of the most ridiculous off-season dramas ever. Now, another Hall of Fame coach, Mike Ditka, ... More >>
An image from the last edition of "Fort Collins Now." Today marks the final edition of Fort Collins Now, a weekly newspaper that built up a considerable following dating to 2003, when it was born as the Fort Collins Weekly. Indeed, Northern Colorado as a whole was practically bursting at the seams ... More >>
In a Westword Q&A published earlier today, Stuff White People Like author Christian Lander rattles off a list of websites that pay a form of tribute to his Internet creation, which shares its name with a bestselling book he'll be talking about and signing at the Boulder Bookstore tonight. Among thos ... More >>
Steve Kelley has been part of the Denver media scene for a generation, mainly as a radio host. Then, as outlined in "The Rookie," a 2005 Message column, he was convinced to leave his longtime perch at KOA/850 AM in favor of a hosting gig for Good Day Colorado, Channel 31's a.m. info block. Just over ... More >>
As if the Denver newspaper scene couldn't get any more confusing... Yesterday, word surfaced that Moody's Investors Services downgraded the credit rating of Denver-based MediaNews Group, declaring that the Dean Singleton-run newspaper chain is at significant risk of default. Indeed, the firm, whose ... More >>
What with the news about the Tribune Co. filing for bankruptcy yesterday, it's no surprise that the folks at Gawker are wondering if some notable newspapers will fail in the near future. "Newspapers: The Official Survival Odds" finds writer Hamilton Nolan weighing in on the future of the New York Ti ... More >>
Today's Rocky Mountain News and Denver Post both feature articles about Shawn White Wolf, a Montana entrepreneur who issued a press release last Friday announcing his potential interest in purchasing the Rocky. (Read those pieces here and here.) But White Wolf doesn't go into any detail about how he ... More >>
Precious little coverage of the yesterday's bankruptcy filing by the Tribune Co. has been devoted to its most prominent Denver property, KWGN-TV/Channel 2 -- not even by the station itself. (At this writing, its home page doesn't mention the development on its ten top stories.) That's understandable ... More >>
No confetti flew in the Denver Post newsroom following the 1 p.m. April 7 announcement of the 2008 Pulitzer winners. The Post's "Trashing the Truth" series, nominated in the investigative category, came up short, finding a way to finish behind both of the other two finalists. The New York Times and ... More >>
Critics raise questions regarding an impressive Post series shortly after it's named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.
Colorado Springs police don't name a crime victim because of his advanced age, even though he shot and killed his attacker.
Brightly colored advertising stickers on the front of the Denver dailies are part of a national trend to turn page one into a billboard.
The last item of the May 24 Message column noted that execs at the Denver Post had been discussing the future of the Sunday Style section, and suggested that its survival was unlikely. Turns out, though, that Style lives on -- sort of. The Tuesday, June 5, Post presents the debut of LifeStyle, a new ... More >>
A new play takes a look at the loo.
Get out of the doghouse at macymacy.
Hip-hop revivalists the Family Tree put the paddles to a dying art.
Brave New World
The bawdy musical's remake gives sheen to an old story.
Young fighters descend on Denver for the Golden Gloves.
Does the sale of five major Denver radio stations mean big changes, or more of the same?
Post columnist Woody Paige's big shtick shrinks in chilly Utah.
Channel 7 readies a new computer system that makes the newspeople behind the scenes all but obsolete.
The Sunday Denver Post is one of America's most widely circulated newspapers. Does it deserve to be?
The Post's Dean Singleton joins a newspaper marriage even more strained than Denver's.
Who on earth would want to work at the News these days? Bernie Lincicome, for one.
Television keeps moving the line between advertising and editorial.
Denver's radio shakeup may leave some big names without a home.
WB2 joins in on morning madness.
Even a gunshot wound can't stop blues giant Son Seals.